Mountain Heaven in the Picos de Europa

The Spring flower season in the Picos de Europa is short but spectacular – there are around three weeks between 20th May and 7th June when the mountains burst into life with a wide array of colourful alpine plants.

Picos Mountain Heaven Globularia Ripens and Helianthemum oleandicum ssp. piloselloides

Collett's Mountain Holidays

Collett’s put together a well organised trip which enabled us to see far more of the beautiful flowers this region has to offer than we would ever have done if we had visited on our own.  Highly recommended.

Where I Stayed

We were based at The Posada el Corcal de Liébana which is a good location for reaching all the sites and has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Posada el Corcal de Liébana Picos de Europa Europe

Trip Highlights

Hermida Gorge – 7km circular walk.

Day 2

Puerto de San Gloria – 9km circular walk

Day 3

Fuente Day/Pido Meadows – 6km circular walk

Day 4

Cares Gorge Walk/Potes

Day 5

Fuente De – Cable Car into the Mountains – 9km circular walk

Day 6

Piedrasluengas – Limestone Gorge

Picos Mountain Heaven Man Orchid - Take a closer look - can you see the man now?!
Man Orchid - Take a closer look - can you see the man now?!
Wildflower Walking Potes Picos de Europa
A potter around pretty Potes
Wildflower Walking Picos de Europa - Forget-me-not
An appropriate last photo - Forget-me-not.

Packing Tips

Hiking boots

Hiking trainers

Waterproof coat

Extra layers

Sun hat

Sun cream



Read my full trip to the Picos de Europa